Syriza Poised for Victory in Greek Election -- 2nd Update

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Nektaria Stamouli And Alkman Granitsas ATHENS--Greece's radical leftist Syriza party was poised to win a historic victory in national elections Sunday as exit polls indicated that voters had rejected a ruling party that had implemented Europe's harsh austerity medicine. ...

States That Tax Social Security Benefits

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Jennifer Waters Minnesota is looking to become the next state to exempt Social Security income from taxes, a move lawmakers hope will dissuade retirees from fleeing. Though some might argue that climate is the real culprit behind Minnesota's exodus, ...

Greeks Head to Polls to Elect Next National Government

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Nektaria Stamouli ATHENS--Greeks headed to the polling booths Sunday for the third time in less than three years to elect a new government, a vote that could determine the country's future in the eurozone and reverberate across Europe. According ...

Greeks Head to Polls to Elect Next National Government

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Nektaria Stamouli ATHENS--Greeks headed to the polling booths Sunday for the third time in less than three years to elect a new government, a vote that could determine the country's future in the eurozone and reverberate across Europe. According ...

Syriza Poised for Victory in Greek Election -- Update

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Nektaria Stamouli And Alkman Granitsas ATHENS--Greece's radical leftist Syriza party was poised to win a historic victory in national elections Sunday as exit polls showed voters rejected a ruling party that had implemented Europe's harsh austerity medicine. Syriza appeared ...

U.S., Europe Threaten New Sanctions Against Moscow

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Gregory L. White And Laurence Norman U.S. and European leaders threatened new sanctions against Moscow after a missile attack blamed on pro-Russian separatists killed 30 civilians in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the latest escalation in violence that ...

Greeks Head to Polls to Elect Next National Government

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Nektaria Stamouli ATHENS--Greeks headed to the polling booths Sunday for the third time in less than three years to elect a new government, a vote that could determine the country's future in the eurozone and reverberate across Europe. According ...

Dutch Central Bank Head Says He Doesn't Support ECB Bond Purchases

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Maarten van Tartwijk AMSTERDAM--Dutch central bank president Klaas Knot said Sunday he didn't support the European Central Bank's new bond-buying program. Mr. Knot, who sits on the ECB's Governing Council, said in an interview on Dutch television that he ...

Subscribers: Australia Market Items Not Available Due to Holiday

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

Items about Australia's markets that are usually published on a regular schedule won't be published Monday due to a public holiday. The items will resume Tuesday. (END) Dow Jones Newswires January 25, 2015 15:19 ET (20:19 GMT) Copyright (c) 2015 ...

Greek Election Likely to Have Muted Effect on Markets

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Juliet Samuel As Greece goes to the polls Sunday, investors are bracing for a volatile reaction in markets. But some analysts say the wider impact is likely to be contained. The results of the vote are all-important for the ...

Syriza's Big Post-Election Challenge: an Empty Greek Treasury

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Marcus Walker The clock is ticking for Syriza--the victorious antiausterity party in Greece's elections--to strike a deal with creditors to keep the country solvent and in the euro. It wasn't clear yet on Sunday evening whether the left-wing party ...

U.S., Europe Threaten New Sanctions Against Moscow

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Gregory L. White And Laurence Norman U.S. and European leaders threatened new sanctions against Moscow after a missile attack blamed on pro-Russian separatists killed 30 civilians in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the latest escalation in violence that ...

For Reynolds and Lorillard, Shareholder Vote Is the Easy Step

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 25, 2015

By Tripp Mickle The giant, three-way deal to transform the U.S. tobacco industry goes to a shareholder vote this week, but that's not likely to determine the outcome of the transaction. Its real test will come when the Federal Trade ...

Chinese Officials Shrug Off Concerns Over Economic Slowdown

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 24, 2015

By Li Yuan DAVOS, Switzerland--Two days before the annual World Economic Forum started, China announced its lowest growth rate in 24 years. Yet Chinese policy makers and business leaders at Davos didn't seem too worried about the slowdown. They believe ...

Boehner, McConnell Open to Bigger Child-Care Tax Breaks

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 24, 2015

By Kristina Peterson WASHINGTON--House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) indicated in a 60 Minutes television interview that they were open to one piece of President Barack Obama's tax overhaul proposal: increasing tax ...

Bundesbank's Weidmann Didn't Back ECB's Bond-Buying Program

TODAY: Jan. 26, 2015 PUB DATE: Jan. 24, 2015

By Friedrich Geiger FRANKFURT--German central bank President Jens Weidmann didn't vote in favor of the European Central Bank's large-scale bond-buying program, according to excerpts of a newspaper interview to be published Sunday. The ECB's governing council, of which Mr. Weidmann ...